ERITREA: 35 Christians arrested in prayer meeting raids

08 APR 2021 Two groups of Eritreans, totalling 35 Christians, were arrested in late March for holding prayer meetings. In the capital, Asmara, a group of 23 women had gathered for prayer when the army raided their meeting and took them to Mai Serwa prison. The women were praying in Mai Chehot, in the eastContinue reading “ERITREA: 35 Christians arrested in prayer meeting raids”

Iranian brother Naser

Posted on 01APR2021 Christian convert Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh, who is serving a ten-year prison sentence for acting against national security by organising a house church in his home, has written a poem on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Nowruz is celebrated on the spring equinox, which this year fell on Saturday 20 March. Naser’s poem,Continue reading “Iranian brother Naser”

More Nigerian kidnappings

Posted on 31MAR2021 Eight missionaries from the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) were abducted on Friday 26 March when gunmen intercepted their minibus 63 km from Kaduna city. The Christians were on their way to Kafanchan in southern Kaduna state on an evangelistic mission. Gunmen believed to be militant Fulani herdsmen stopped the minibus at around 7Continue reading “More Nigerian kidnappings”

Murders in Ethiopia

Ethiopia – militants massacre 24 Christians including two ministersTwenty-four Christians, including two ministers, were attacked and killed by armed militants in western Ethiopia on Sunday 7 March.The Christians were attending a church service in Horo Guduru, Welega zone (formerly Welega Province).According to local contacts, members of the militant group OLF Shene, an offshoot of theContinue reading “Murders in Ethiopia”

More China prayer

Posted on 24MAR2021 UPDATE: On 25 March China Aid reported that Chen Jianguo, Li Jinzhi, and Li Lin were released from the detention centre on 20 March, having completed their three-day detentions. Elder Zhang Chunlei, who had been given a 14-day administrative detention, was not released. On 16 March, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) personnel from the local religiousContinue reading “More China prayer”

John Cao (China)

Pray for John Cao (China) Pastor John Cao (60) is serving a seven-year prison sentence in China’s Yunnan provincefor “organising illegal border crossings” between China and Myanmar. A resident ofNorth Carolina, he made many trips to his native China to establish schools and workamong the poor before expanding his humanitarian work into Myanmar. He wasdetainedContinue reading “John Cao (China)”

More Sudanese persecution

SUDAN: Muslim mob kills South Sudanese Christian On 20 June a Muslim mob attacked a group of South Sudanese Christians in Omdurman, killing one and seriously injuring four others. Omdurman lies to the west of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, just across the Blue Nile River. Mariel Bang (35) was stabbed to death when a mob ofContinue reading “More Sudanese persecution”

Christian Families Summoned, Beaten and Threatened with Death in Chhattisgarh, India

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
Animists forbid Christians to take body for Christian burial in Bastar District, Chhattisgarh, India. (Morning Star News) India (Morning Star News) – Animists in central India last week told five Christian families they would lose their harvest lands unless they returned to their tribal religion and beat them when…